MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

  • As natural gas line projects on the lower Kenai Peninsula wind down for the end of the construction season, contractors can check off these items on their punch list: • 22 miles of the Anchor Point to Homer Trunk Line: done; • 9 miles of the Kachemak City expansion project: done; • Phase 1, 37...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:13pm
  • Walking down a long hallway lined with teenagers at their lockers, Margret Maze’s body language shows that she’s not in a good way. Maze, played by Homer actor Sydney Paulino, clutches her notebook tightly. She seems oblivious to the stares of other students, but through the magic of film — an...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:56am
  • Back after a two-year hiatus, Wearable Arts once again amazed viewers with fiber art from the fabulous to the frivolous. Even the concept of “fiber” got stretched, with artists creating outfits out of marine debris, cereal box liners, metal cookware and coffee bags. Two shows were held last Satu...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:41am
  • The Kenai Grand Jury last week indicted on felony assault charges a Homer man who in August 2008 shot and killed another man at an Old Town drinking partay.  Charles Young, 61, known as “Yukon Charlie,” faces counts of second-degree and third-degree assault in the latest incident. The grand...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:41pm
  • The $7,000 raised at the Empty Bowls fundraiser for the Homer Community Food Pantry will go a long way to keeping Homer families fed this winter. Nine potters and 14 restaurants donated bowls and soup in the lunch event last Friday at Homer United Methodist Church. “We had such good support from t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:02pm
  • On time and under budget: Those are words citizens like to hear when it comes to capital projects.  In Alaska’s short construction season, “on time” can sometimes be a challenge. For 2013 city of Homer projects, though, an above-average sunny and warm summer and fall allowed contractors t...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:48pm
  • In the genre of war novels, the best books often come from soldier-authors, the men and women who have stared at bullets and mortar rounds and come back to write about war. These writers face a dilemma, though. They write not necessarily for other soldiers, but for civilians. As one Vietnam veteran ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:42am
  • Homer photographer Scott Dickerson has been selected one of 50 finalists in the third Red Bull Ilume international sports photography contest. Dickerson’s photograph of three people surfing the bore tide on Turnagain Arm made the final cut in the “Playground” category.  The top 50 photogr...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:41am
  • Considering how spread out are the facilities of Homer Senior Citizens Inc., when you talk about something being in our backyard, that means many backyards. The main campus between Herndon Drive and Svedlund Street includes independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, the main center a...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:05am
  • An Alaska State Troopers encounter last week with two armed men in Anchor Point ended peacefully when both suspects surrendered their weapons. Troopers David Chaffin and Luke Kumfer both carried AR-15 semiautomatic military-style assault rifles during the incident. Chaffin held his fire when trooper...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:25pm

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